The road to 2030 lies ahead. But how do we know we are on the right track? In this Decade of Action, country-led evaluations can deliver the critical missing evidence to learn what works and what doesn’t so we can accelerate progress towards achieving the SDGs.

The World Food Programme and UNICEF, together with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs of Nigeria, UN Women, EvalPartners and IDEAS will host a multi-stakeholder side event at the High Level Political Forum on the topic: Country-led SDG Evaluation: the missing piece of the jigsaw?

When: Friday, 9 July 2021
Time: 1pm-2:30pm (New York time)

 Please join our speakers, and lend your voice to this multi-stakeholder event exploring how country-led evaluations of the SDGs can complement the VNRs and steer us to a brighter future. The programme includes:

Opening remarks: Andrea Cook (Director of Evaluation, WFP, Co-Chair of EvalPartners)

Presentation: Prof Ian Goldman (Advisor: Evaluation and Evidence Systems, CLEAR-AA)

Panel discussion:

  • Dr Bala Yusuf Yunusa, Senior Technical Advisor to the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria
  • Dr Bommakanti Rajender, Minister (Agriculture) and Alternate Permanent Representative of India to the UN Rome-based agencies
  • Dr Paula Amaya, Director, Sistema de Información, Evaluación y Monitoreo de Programas Sociales (SIEMPRO), Argentina

Closing remarks: Denis Jobin, Senior Evaluation Specialist at UNICEF Evaluation Office

Moderator: Dr Deborah Rugg